What would it take to get the old forum back?

Really, what would it take?

The layout of the new forum is quite all right... if the intended use is, say, for people discussing poetry or romance or some such.

But we... are trying to get actual work done here!

The new font has proportional digits which suck if you are trying to read anything that contains a lot of big numbers. And given the kind of work we are trying to do, we use big numbers rather frequently. It also has a capital I and lowercase l which collide (see?).

Even the text entry fields use this same poor choice of font.

Oh, and smilies. I count 33 smilies we can choose from. Thirty-three smilies. Someone has far too much time on their hands.